Lindsey Masters, Head of Data Management Systems

Lindsey leads the Data Management Systems (DMS) team, which comprises around 20 systems programmers, data management specialists and business analysts. The DMS team provides bespoke programming solutions and data management support for trials, studies, and cross-study work at MRC CTU at UCL.

Lindsey has worked in clinical trials data management for over 15 years and is passionate about developing best practice standards in data management and central monitoring. She founded the unit’s Central Monitoring Group and has co-authored several publications around data management in platform trials and other central monitoring and data management-related subjects.

Lindsey is a member of the UKCRC Data Management and Information Systems Operational Group (DISOG) and the Association for Clinical Data Management (ACDM) CTU Data Management Expert Group.

Selected publications

Sharon B. Love, Fay Cafferty, Claire Snowdon, Karen Carty, Joshua Savage, Philip Pallmann, Lucy McParland, Louise Brown, Lindsey Masters, Francesca Schiavone, Dominic Hague, Stephen Townsend, Claire Amos, Annabelle South, Kate Sturgeon, Ruth Langley, Timothy Maughan, Nicholas James, Emma Hall, Sarah Kernaghan, Judith Bliss, Nick Turner, Andrew Tutt, Christina Yap, Charlotte Firth, Anthony Kong, Hisham Mehanna, Colin Watts, Robert Hills, Ian Thomas, Mhairi Copland, Sue Bell, David Sebag‑Montefiore, Robert Jones, Mahesh K. B. Parmar and Matthew R. Sydes. "Practical guidance for running late‑phase platform protocols for clinical trials: lessons from experienced UK clinical trials units". Trials (2022) 23:757

Sharon B. Love, Victoria Yorke-Edwards, Carlos Diaz-Montana, Macey L Murray, Lindsey Masters, Michelle Gabriel, Nicola Joffe, and Matthew R. Sydes. “Making a distinction between data cleaning and central monitoring in clinical trials”. Clinical Trials (2021)18(3):386-388

Dominic Hague, Stephen Townsend, Lindsey Masters, Mary Rauchenberger, Nadine Van Looy, Carlos Diaz-Montana, Melissa Gannon, Nicholas James, Tim Maughan, Mahesh K. B. Parmar, Louise Brown & Matthew R. Sydes for the STAMPEDE and FOCUS4 investigators. “Changing platforms without stopping the train: experiences of data management and data management systems when adapting platform protocols by adding and closing comparisons.” Trials (2019) 20:294

Francesca Schiavone, Riya Bathia, Krishna Letchemanan, Lindsey Masters, Claire Amos, Anna Bara, Louise Brown, Clare Gilson, Cheryl Pugh, Nafisah Atako, Fleur Hudson, Mahesh Parmar, Ruth Langley, Richard S. Kaplan, Chris Parker, Gert Attard, Noel W. Clarke, Silke Gillessen, Nicholas D. James, Tim Maughan & Matthew R. Sydes On behalf of past and present members of the STAMPEDE and FOCUS4 Trial Management Group. “This is a platform alteration: a trial management perspective on the operational aspects of adaptive and platform and umbrella protocols.” Trials (2019) 20:264


Research Interests

Development of best practice standards in central monitoring of clinical trials

Clinical trial conduct methodology, with a focus on data management.

Research Areas